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From Surviving to Thriving: The Women of Tuol Mtes Define Their Mine-Free Future

Yuth Voung said she left her village in Battambang province to survive. Migrating to Tuol Mtes, Koas Krala district, in 2000, Yuth, along with her husband and young children, worked mine-contaminated…  


Today's Challenges and Yesterday's Traumas: How Cambodia is Moving Forward to a Mine-Free Nation

The quaint village of Ou Chheu Kram is nestled between lush rice fields bordering Thailand. Today, the growing community is a picturesque illustration of Cambodia’s prosperity. Agricultural expansion…  


Taking measures to uproot gender inequality

Forests play a crucial role in mitigating the damaging impacts of climate change and both women and men within rural communities derive direct and indirect benefits from forests and trees in the form…  


Nurturing the climate-smart generation, one school at a time

“I have learned about waste management and practiced climate-resilient agriculture, and now I feel confident to share this knowledge with my family”. May Kimleang is 16 years old. She studies in grade…  


A gallon of water that changed lives

Safe drinking water is now available year-round. In the Banteay Meas Khang Koeut Commune in Kampot province, many families struggle to find access to safe drinking water, particularly during the dry…  


UNDP Trains Teachers to Lead Emergency Evacuations During Disasters in Cambodia

In Cambodia, schools are often used to provide shelter in times of natural disasters. Teachers play a crucial role in preparing students and community members to respond to emergencies. They lead safe…  


ជោគជ័យនៃការតស៊ូមតិរបស់សហគមន៍នេសាទព្រៃនប់ Successful Community Advocacy by Preynub Community Fishery

Preynub’s success in regaining its land proves that empowered local communities that band together and work with the local authorities can protect their resources and property. It can serve as an…  


De-mining transforms former battleground into field of hope

Battambang – Farmer Prak Chrin paced slowly as she dropped green bean seeds into shallow holes on the ground. Nearby, her son, a hoe in his hands, was carving up the holes for the seeds in the…  


Scorecard – a local planning tool in Cambodia

Preah Sihanouk – At their recent meeting, Kampenh commune officials in this coastal province of Cambodia were presented with a spider graph showing status of various development indicators. In the…  


Donor representatives witnessing mine clearance effort

Battambang –There is something unnerving about treading through a mango plantation in the village of Kouk Roka in Battambang province. A roped-off dirt trail indicates the hazard underfoot:…  

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